The Megafauna of the Okavango

Summer 2008

As we forayed into the delta, we were soon greeted by some of the big, big animals of Africa.

Hippos stared cautiously at us from their watering holes.

Would it surprise you if I told you that the most dangerous animal in Africa is the hippo?

Giraffes gazed curiously at us with their long necks.

Elephants crunched away at trees without a care for us minuscule apes in the distance.

Not only were there an abundance of living megafauna, their deceased remnants littered the delta. Bones of once living elephants and giraffes lay where they had been laying for years and years.

As we headed back to our tents in the middle of the Okavango Delta, a blood-orange sunset treated us to a farewell.